In times past, left-handedness in a person was seen as a marker for evil, and a general predisposition towards criminal activities. It was even said that witches cast spells and placed curses with their left hand.
Thankfully, those beliefs have, for the most part, been left where they belong -- in the past. It's a miracle how people's misconceptions about left-handedness changed over time without some significant enlightenment period; surely there had to have been an underground PR push, right?
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Whichever way, those in charge of running the awareness campaign back in the day did an amazing job because we've managed to get people to become complacent and give us the breathing space we need to plot all manners of unspeakable evil.
So, let us get down to discussing how to topple regimes and establish the new world order because clearly, the Illuminati aren't taking this world domination thing seriously. We have put together a list of 19 left-handed characters we love whose special charm and skills will be invaluable for when we take over!
Clarke Griffin (The 100)
Heda my Wanheda! The world of The 100 is treacherous and unforgiving, so it says a lot about one's character when you not only adapt but level up so hard you become known as the commander of death. In the event of a nuclear apocalypse, which isn't that far-fetched these days, there is no one you'd rather have in a bunker with you. Plus, her aim with that great left arm is impeccable. Way to stick it to those researchers who say left-handed people excel more in creative fields.
Jerry (Tom And Jerry)
Most times, Jerry utilizes his right hand when he wants to do something violent like drop an anvil on Tom, or smash his face in with a frying pan, but in circumstances where fine motor skills are required, the left hand is his go-to to get the job done. And let's be honest, everyone roots for Jerry. Handedness in mice, just like in humans, swings overwhelmingly to the right, which makes Jerry's case even rarer.
Walter Bishop (Fringe)
Walter wasn't a pleasant person to deal with in his early days as a scientist, but we can all agree he more than makes up for it by working with Olivia and The Bureau to rectify his past misdeeds. For some reason, mental health issues are disproportionately higher in left-handed people, but that didn't stop Walter. He merely worked around and through them.
Shawn Stark (Power)
Kind, polite, selfless. Those are the three words that immediately come to mind when you think of the dearly departed Shawn. He provided comfort to Tasha when she was "lonely," and Keisha too. Such unparalleled selflessness. It's not his fault he had a dad who didn't care enough about him to not shoot him in the head.
Ann Perkins (Parks And Recreation)
Leslie and Ann are relationship goals, but we still can't get over how little Ann was appreciated as a character throughout the show's lifespan. She also got shafted a lot by the writers because no one in real life would want to live with Andy for any period of time without harboring homicidal thoughts. Where was that famous "anger of the lefties," Ann? It certainly would've got you out of that situation sooner.
Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Anyone who has problems handling social situations with grace can instantly connect to Liz on so many levels. We have all done something in public that has made us consider the option of faking our deaths and moving to a new continent to spare ourselves the shame. This is why we admire Liz because she totally owned her awkwardness and didn't flee the country. Her left-handedness is only the icing on the cake.